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Five Mining Towns Master Planning & Urban Design Frameworks:

Northern Cape and North West Provinces, South Africa (2015)

Investigation of the role that affordable housing can play in the integration and improvement of historical mining towns. Master planning and urban design of significantly more compact, catalytic developments that incorporates a mix of uses within a walkable framework that balances public, semi-public and private spaces. The five mining towns of varying size that were considered are: Klerksdorp, Kathu, Kuruman, Olifantshoek and Postmasburg.

Status: Completed

CLIENT

Housing Development Agency (HDA)

TEAM

Rudi Botha in association with Urba.

URBA TEAM

Henri Comrie, Deon van Zyl, Tanya Busschau and Graham Hurst